Sigma 38

  • Boat REF#  ·  262520
  • Length  ·  11.58m
  • Year  ·  1988
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  9
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 30hp, Beta 30 (2017)
  • Lying  ·  Isle of Wight
Boatshed IOW
Boatshed IOW
Corinne Gillard

Extra Details

Designer David Thomas
Builder Marine Projects
Lying Isle of Wight
Fuel capacity 63.0 ltr (13.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 90.0 ltr (19.8 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 30/04/2019


Engine 1 x diesel 30hp
Engine make and model Beta 30 (2017)
Engine Hours Engine1: 100
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 bladed folding
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Generator output 3KVA
Generator Hours 25
Engine spares

Engine hours less than 100


Length 11.58m
LWL 9.44m
Beam 3.71m
Draft Max 2.03m
Airdraft 17.30m
Displacement 6,237kg (13,752.6lbs)
Headroom 1.95m
Storage On mooring


Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (1988) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2019)


Reefing mainsail Ullman Sails (Carbon Composite - Fibre-path) - Slab (2013) 3 Reefs
Headsail Ullman Sails (Carbon Composite - Fibre-path) - Other (2013)
Other sails #2 jib Ullman (Carbon Composite - CAL) (2013)
#3 jib Ullman (Carbon Composite CAL (furls on carv (2013)
Racing main One Sails (Kevlar composite) (2011)
#1 Genoa One Sails (Kevlar composite) (2011)
#2 Genoa One Sails (heavy Kevlar composite) (2011)
Light racing spinnaker Ullman 0.75 (2013)
Spinnaker gear

Extensive sail wardrobe as listed plus heavyweight spinnaker (2013), storm sails and dacron cruising sails

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Considerable work undertaken during 2019 including keel removed and bolts replaced. A full pictorial record is available


Total # of berths 9
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Three double cabins means she's comfortable for 6 for cruising however the saloon provides a further 3 singles should crew or guests be aboard.

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

Three double cabins means she's comfortable for 6 for cruising however the saloon provides a further 3 singles should crew or guests be aboard.

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
2 anchors
(Plough and Danforth)
15.00m of chain
15.00m of rode

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Raymarine Tacktick full race set
AIS Transceiver

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Sigma 38 alongside her little sister the 33, are one of those yacht designs that are instantly recognisable. 125 were built between 1988 and 1993 and they have remained popular, less so now as school and charter boats but well suited to sensible budget racers who value her one-design status but also her versatility to cruise with the family. There is an active class association and for those in the Solent a good turn out for the Fastnet (7 finished in 2017) and Cowes Week

This particular boat, previously coded and now enjoying retirement has had considerable work undertaken in the last 2 years. Her engine was replaced in 2017 and then during her yard period in 2019 her keel was off and keel bolts replaced, standing rigging renewed and most of her running rigging too. She has plenty of safety equipment aboard however some of this does require service. There is a huge sail wardrobe, as listed in the specification to suit racing and cruising alike

She's just gone back in the water so she really is ready to go sailing, exactly as Sigma 38s were designed to.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Sigma 38 has been personally photographed and viewed by Corinne Gillard of Boatshed IOW. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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